Tag Archives: Miroslav Klose

The eternal Miro – The story of an unlikely career

by Niklas Wildhagen

One can’t help but be impressed if one takes a closer look at Miroslav Klose’s stats. The 35-year-old has scored 121 goals in 307 Bundesliga appearances, he has gotten on the score sheet a total of 68 times during his 131 matches for the national team and after moving to Italy at the age of […]

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Fair play, Aaron Hunt

by Niklas Wildhagen

It’s the 75th minute of the match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Werder Bremen. The Green and Whites are on their way forward on a counter attack trying to build on their 2-0 lead. In the end it is Aaron Hunt who gets into the penalty area on the way through on goal. In the […]

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Klose ties Gerd Müller, Lahm reaches 100 caps and Germany one step closer to Brazil

by Cristian Nyari

Germany’s 3-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Austria was all about milestones.  Captain Philipp Lahm became only the 11th player to reach 100 caps for the national team while Miroslav Klose finally equalled a record most thought was unreachable, tying the great Gerd Müller as Germany’s all time top goalscorer. Meanwhile, coach Joachim […]

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The Germans are Coming

by quazi zulquarnain

In typical fashion, the Germans spoiled the party. Come May 25, 2013, the English Football Association was due to celebrate a hundred and fifty years of incompetence, sorry existence, with the crowning glory of the second Champions League final in Wembley in three years. Football was coming home and with an English team defending their […]

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Is the False 9 and the Strikerless Formation the Future of the German National Team?

by Cristian Nyari

World Cup qualifying resumes for Germany this week with back to back fixtures against Kazakhstan.  Alongside resuming their journey to Brazil, the next couple of games may also signal a significant tactical shift in the team’s development.  For the first time in over a 100 years, Germany could line up without a recognized striker in […]

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Germany 4 – 4 Sweden – Nationalelf stunned by historic Swedish comeback

by Ben Loder

What looked like a done deal and three points for the German national team in Berlin Tuesday evening turned out to be quite a different affair, as Sweden came back from a 4-0 deficit to stun the Germans and share a point in a 4-4 draw.  Germany’s 4-0 lead amazingly evaporated over the last 30 […]

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Germany vs. Ireland – 2002 – “Luck of the Irish” and Völler’s wake up call

by Rick Joshua

Having dismantled Saudi Arabia in their opening group game in Sapporo, Germany headed south to Ibraki to take on the Republic of Ireland, a team that had in past tournaments proved to be a tough nut to crack for many more highly-rated sides. Unsurprisingly, Nationaltrainer Rudi Völler would stick with the same lineup that had started against […]

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Preview – EURO 2012 – Germany vs. Italy

by Cristian Nyari

Germany have yet to beat Italy at a major tournament so not only will they have to set a new historic precedent to reach the final but they will have to do it against a team that has been improving as the tournament progressed. Like they say though, records are meant to be broken and […]

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Germany 4 – 2 Greece – Löw’s changes power Germany into semi finals

by Cristian Nyari

Germany reached the semifinals for the fourth major tournament in a row after an impressive offensive performance against Greece. To most people’s surprise, Löw made several changes to his team that ultimately proved decisive against a very defensive Greece. With their win Germany also set a new world record of fifteen consecutive competitive wins. Lineups […]

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News: Germany Defeats Greece to Advance to Euro Semifinals

by Gerry Wittmann

Germany won its fifteenth consecutive international match Friday in Poland, defeating Greece 4-2, to join Portugal in advancing to the semifinal stage of the 2012 Euros.  The Germans will play the winner of Sunday’s England-Italy matchup next Thursday. German Coach Jogi Löw made three changes to his starting lineup, bringing on Miroslav Klose, Marco Reus and André […]

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